BGCDC NEW ANNUAL REPORT

ANNUAL HIGHLIGHTS

URBAN LAND INTERESTS DONATES OFFICE ON CAPITAL SQUARE Urban Land Interests donated a prime location on Capitol Square to Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County. The space at 1 N Pinckney Street will become home to BGCDC, Feeding The Youth, Madison 365 and the Black Men Coalition of Dane County, and will function as a volunteer center for theCluband training space for nonprofits. BGCDC will work with nonprofit organizations and small minority owned businesses to host events and pop-up shops in the retail portion of the building. “We are thankful for Urban Land Interest for donating this space and very excited for our community partners,” says Michael Johnson, President and CEO of BGCDC. “We are committed to doing some phenomenal things here.” The lot at 1 N Pinckney Street was originally occupied by the American House Hotel, owned and operated by one of Madison’s first Black businessman, Beverly Jefferson. After the hotel burned down in 1868, the current building was built in 1871 and would become home to Park Savings Bank and then American Exchange Bank. Most recently, it housed the American Family Dreambank, a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation, until they moved a few blocks down East Washington.

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